Limited 180gm audiophile vinyl LP pressing including insert. Definition of spin doctor: a spokesperson employed to give a favorable interpretation of events to the media, especially on behalf of a political party. Spin Doctors weren't part of a political party but spread the word about romance. The band was formed in New York City, best known for their early 1990s hits 'Two Princes' and 'Little Miss Can't Be Wrong'. The singles peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at #7 and #17 respectively. Pocket Full of Kryptonite is the first studio album (and second release) by the Spin Doctors which was originally released in August 1991. It peaked at #1 and #3 on Billboard's Heatseekers and Billboard 200 albums charts. It was the band's bestselling album and was certified 5x Platinum by the RIAA. The album's title is a reference to Kryptonite, a fictional substance from the Superman comic book series. The title is taken from the album's opening track, 'Jimmy Olsen's Blues', a reference to Superman supporting character Jimmy Olsen, who is attracted to Lois Lane and jealous of her romantic feelings for Superman. The cover is showing a phone booth and refers to Clark Kent frequently ducking into a nearby phone booth to change into his Superman attire.
The Steve Miller Band of the 90s has made a small impression with this irresistible package. Crammed full of great riffs and licks, tight playing and singing with enthusiasm. The title track together with the wry 'Little Miss Can't Be Wrong' were both hit singles in the wake of the excellent 'Two Princes', one of the few occasions where the cliche of rhyming 'baby' with 'maybe' was completely acceptable. Unpretentious rock music for the 90s and a memorable debut, that they could never come near again.
Spin Doctors: Christopher Barron (vocals); Eric Schinkman (piano, guitar, background vocals); Aaron Comess (keyboards, drums, percussion, background vocals); Mark White (bass).
Additional personnel: John Popper (harmonica, background vocals); John Bush (congas, tambourine).
Producers include: Spin Doctors, Peter Denenberg, Frankie LaRocka.
Recorded at the Power Station & RPM Studios, New York; Acme Recording Studios, Mamaroneck, New York in August & December 1990.
- Format: Vinyl
- Released: 2/10/2017
- Genre: Pop / Rock
|Jimmy Olsen's Blues||4:38|
|What Time Is It?||4:50|
|Little Miss Can't Be Wrong||3:54|
|Forty Or Fifty||4:23|
|More Than She Knows||2:12|
|Off My Line||3:58|
|How Could You Want Him (When You Know You Could Have Me?)||4:59|
|Shinbone Alley/Hard To Exist||12:42|